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Opinion on Navy Blazer button replacement

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Avidius5, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. tobiasj

    tobiasj Well-Known Member

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    And if I don't want to look like a retired sea captain, WHAT THEN
     
  2. Plestor

    Plestor Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with yachts? Sailing is great fun...
     
  3. dks202

    dks202 Well-Known Member

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    Key word here is "odd". Never heard of solid navy with odd buttons as classic or foundational.
     
  4. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Well-Known Member

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    The blazer itself is a result of the tasteful tweaking of "classic" pieces in its day. If nothing ever evolved for a modern sensibility we'd still be wearing codpieces.
     
  5. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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    There's nothing wrong with a navy odd jacket with horn buttons. I like them and own one.
     
  6. md2010

    md2010 Well-Known Member

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    The truth about navy blazer is it will look good with any buttons unless they are in stupid colors like pink ! I have one with dark horn button , one with matching blue button (corduroy) and one with gold button. And I love all of them.
     
  7. jamesny

    jamesny Well-Known Member

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    These look great on a navy blazer. Really can make the blazer stand out from the pack.
     
  8. AMProf

    AMProf Well-Known Member

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    I just always love the circular (**its a blazer**)....(**no its not**) debates on SF. Never gets old :)
     
  9. Tropicalist

    Tropicalist Well-Known Member

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    If it does not have hold buttons it is not a blazer, and not a foundational element of men's wardrobe. It is a piece of fashion which will go the way of other abominations like bell bottom trousers.
     
  10. charliebrown2

    charliebrown2 Well-Known Member

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    I think people are better off enjoying the piece of clothing (the jacket itself) than let some rule about the buttons dictate what it should or shouldn't be.

    Just care about it being a navy jacket/blazer/coat and move on.
     
  11. MikeDT

    MikeDT Well-Known Member

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    :nodding:

    :lurk:
     
  12. AlexE

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    Oh the rules, the holy rules ... :dozingoff:
     
  13. lostron

    lostron Well-Known Member

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    I like my blazers / sportcoats single vents and suits double vents. For blazer, I like brown buttons because i am usually wearing brown shoes and belts with them
     
  14. Naive Jr.

    Naive Jr. Well-Known Member

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    Does the discussion about odd navy jacket or blazer change if the jacket is double breasted?

    What's the difference in aesthetic between gold and brass button for a double breasted navy odd jacket?

    What about plain blue or red enamel buttons?
     
  15. size 38R

    size 38R Well-Known Member

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    Whatever works with your fits, and whatever you can make work for you.
     
  16. Naive Jr.

    Naive Jr. Well-Known Member

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    Dear Size 38R,

    Thanks for your broad-minded and tolerant wisdom, but my own size is 38S, so I'm not grown up enough to grasp the intuitive depth of your proclamation of illumination.
     
  17. jhuetsch

    jhuetsch Well-Known Member

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